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Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Owen on Nathan Elder. Simon Clist takes the free kick. Caution for Gareth Owen.
Nathan Elder concedes a free kick for a foul on John McCombe. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Sean Rigg.
The ball is sent over by Jennison Myrie-Williams, Sean Rigg takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck, Header from close in by Robert Purdie misses to the right of the goal.
Nathan Elder replaces Nicky Featherstone.
Ben Williamson challenges Tom Barkhuizen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Benoit Dalibard on Jennison Myrie-Williams. Marc Richards scores a placed penalty. Hereford 1-2 Port Vale.
Marc Richards takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Harry Pell results in a free kick. Adam Yates takes the free kick.
Adam Yates fires in a goal from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hereford 1-1 Port Vale.
Nicky Featherstone challenges Doug Loft unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Yates takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Joe Colbeck, clearance by John McCombe.
Shot from long distance by Ben Williamson misses to the right of the target.
Yoann Arquin produces a cross, Joe Colbeck takes a shot. John McCombe gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken by Tom Barkhuizen from the right by-line, clearance by Anthony Griffith.
Yoann Arquin takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Tom Barkhuizen fouled by John McCombe, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Harry Pell from the free kick.
Centre by Doug Loft, Long range header by Marc Richards goes wide left of the goal.
Gareth Owen fouled by Delroy Facey, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
Adam Yates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell. Indirect free kick taken by Benoit Dalibard.
Centre by Jennison Myrie-Williams, blocked by Robert Purdie.
The ball is crossed by Adam Yates.
Adam Yates delivers the ball, Delroy Facey manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams by Robert Purdie results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick. Robert Purdie is given a yellow card.
Nicky Featherstone takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Marc Richards replaces Guy Madjo. Robert Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Sean Rigg. Ben Williamson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Pope.
Harry Pell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams. Harry Pell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jennison Myrie-Williams, clearance made by Yoann Arquin.
Tom Barkhuizen grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hereford 1-0 Port Vale.Assist by Joe Colbeck.
The ball is delivered by Jennison Myrie-Williams, Robert Taylor takes a header from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Harry Pell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith. Anthony Griffith restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Nicky Featherstone by Doug Loft results in a free kick. Benoit Dalibard fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Collins.
Corner from right by-line taken by Joe Colbeck.
The ball is crossed by Robert Taylor.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John McCombe on Benoit Dalibard. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Pell on Anthony Griffith. Indirect free kick taken by Doug Loft.
Anthony Griffith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Green.
Unfair challenge on Guy Madjo by Ryan Green results in a free kick. Gareth Owen takes the free kick.
Tom Pope takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Featherstone on Anthony Griffith. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick. Caution for Nicky Featherstone.
Corner taken by Jennison Myrie-Williams, Header from close range by Tom Pope misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Owen by Tom Barkhuizen. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
Jennison Myrie-Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Benoit Dalibard.
A cross is delivered by Jennison Myrie-Williams.
Adam Yates delivers the ball, Ryan Green makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Tom Barkhuizen by Anthony Griffith results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Barkhuizen. Caution for Anthony Griffith.
Jennison Myrie-Williams crosses the ball.
Doug Loft takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save.
Guy Madjo takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Yates on Joe Colbeck. Booking for Adam Yates for unsporting behaviour. Tom Barkhuizen takes the indirect free kick.
Joe Colbeck has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Tom Pope. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
Corner from right by-line taken by Tom Barkhuizen.
Tom Barkhuizen produces a cross, Anthony Griffith gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Pell on Anthony Griffith. Harry Pell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith. Jennison Myrie-Williams delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, blocked by Harry Pell.
Yoann Arquin crosses the ball.
Joe Colbeck has an effort at goal. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Tom Barkhuizen has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Anthony Griffith concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Barkhuizen. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
Foul by Simon Clist on Jennison Myrie-Williams, free kick awarded. Adam Yates takes the indirect free kick.
Yoann Arquin fouled by John McCombe, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Barkhuizen takes the indirect free kick.
Simon Clist has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Collins from the left by-line.
Shot from just outside the box by Yoann Arquin goes over the crossbar.
Shot from just outside the area by Delroy Facey goes over the bar.
Gareth Owen takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.
Corner taken by Lee Collins.
Townsend banned for Bulls
Michael Townsend is suspended for Hereford's Boxing Day clash at home to Port Vale but his loss could be countered by the timely return of Stefan Stam.
Defender Townsend saw red for a second bookable offence in last weekend`s 1-1 draw at Plymouth and now serves a one-match ban at Edgar Street.
But manager Jamie Pitman is hoping to be able to call upon Stam to fill the gap with the influential Dutchman back in the frame having recovered from a lengthy absence with a knee problem. Whether he is match-fit remains to be seen.
Full-back Ryan Green missed out at Home Park due to a stomach bug but returned to training this week and is in contention to face Vale, kick-off 1.30pm.
And with midfielder Joe Colbeck making his comeback from injury against Argyle last weekend, Townsend looks set to be the Bulls` only absentee.
Gareth Owen will hope to fill the centre-back void left by Liam Chilvers for Vale.
Chilvers played the final game of his three-month loan spell last weekend as Micky Adams' side romped to a 4-0 victory over Aldershot at Vale Park.
Owen had been due to make his comeback from an Achilles tendon injury and hernia surgery in a reserve-team game on Tuesday but the match was postponed. The 29-year-old has not played since Vale were beaten 2-0 at home by Swindon on November 5.
With Chilvers back at Notts County, Owen appears to face a straight fight with Clayton McDonald for the right to partner John McCombe at the heart of the defence. In his favour could be the fact McDonald's short-term deal runs out after the away game at Macclesfield on New Year's Eve.
Marc Richards could also be pushing for a start. The striker has recently returned from a troublesome ankle injury, coming off the bench as a second-half substitute in the last two matches.
Midfielders Lewis Haldane (broken leg) and Ryan Burge (knee) and on-loan striker Andrew Little (knee) continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries.
Vale hit back to stun Bulls
Port Vale came back from a goal down to beat struggling Hereford 2-1 at Edgar Street and record a third successive victory.
The Bulls led courtesy of a 55th-minute goal from Tom Barkhuizen but the Valiants hit back through Adam Yates as the game entered the closing stages before Marc Richards' penalty secured the three points.
Vale were quickly on the offensive, Gareth Owen having a close-range shot saved by Hereford goalkeeper Adam Bartlett. But Hereford responded strongly with Delroy Facey, Simon Clist, Joe Colbeck and Yoann Arquin each going close.
The visitors, however, rallied and finished the half strongly, Guy Madjo drilling a low shot at Bartlett, who soon dived full length to parry a 25-yard drive from Doug Loft.
The deadlock was eventually broken 10 minutes after the restart when Barkhuizen cut in from the right to lob the ball over Vale `keeper Stuart Tomlinson from 18 yards.
Vale made a triple substitution in a bid to get back on level terms but it was Hereford who went close to increasing their lead, Nicky Featherstone latching on to the ball outside the area only to see his powerful drive well covered by Tomlinson.
Substitute Richards missed a gilt-edged chance to level for Vale when he headed past a post with only Bartlett to beat. But Vale eventually equalised when full-back Yates lashed home a low drive from just inside the area with 78 minutes on the clock.
And Vale struck again six minutes later to claim the spoils, Richards scoring from the penalty spot after Benoit Dalibard had brought down Jennison Myrie-Williams in the area.
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